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Thursday, June 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 88.

Top Stories
• The shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz was a case of mistaken identity, according to the Dominican attorney general.

• A U.S. official confirms that Iran shot down an American drone, heightening tensions between the two countries.

• There’s new hope for Parkinson’s sufferers, as researchers spot signs of disease in brain years before symptoms show.

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80th Anniversary of the Whitestone Bridge: Author Talk with Jason Antos  Thurs June 20th 7:30-9:30pm  $5 – Register here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside
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Queens News
• A Queens lawmaker is calling for an investigation of Chancellor Richard Carranza after underlings were forced to attend a rally supporting him.

• Inmates on Rikers stopped a fellow prisoner who was attacking a femaleguard.

• The DOT is proposing a part-time bus lane for Fresh Pond Road, but critics say eliminating a lane of traffic will kill businesses.

Politics
• Congressman Gregory Meeks slammed Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for their endorsements of Tiffany Caban in the Queens D.A. race.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead NYCHA is being strongly criticized. He will make $400K – the highest paid city official – and continue to live in Minnesota.

Entertainment
• Meghan McCain called Joy Behar the B-word during a heated moment on The View.

• A new mural in Forest Hills pays tribute to Helen Keller’s roots in that neighborhood. Organizers hope it becomes a hot Instagram spot.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, the movie Jaws opens in theaters, making countless viewers afraid to go in the water.

• In 1967, actress Nicole Kidman is born in Honolulu. She had her breakthrough role is this 1989 psychological thriller.

Opinion
• A former NYPD officer turned author writes in the Post that Greg Lasak is the only Queens DA candidate who knows how to keep the borough safe.

• The head of a nonprofit that teaches beatboxing writes in the LIC Journal that the skill can can help kids with disabilities overcome their challenges.

In the Blogs
• Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas welcomed former Met Art Shamsky to Albany for a ceremony honoring the 1969 Miracle Mets.

• Queens College will host CUNY Pridefest on its Flushing campus today.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Braves, 7-2. The Mets (35-39) are off to Chicago for a four-game series with the Cubs. First pitch is at 8:05 p.m.

• The Yankees crushed the Rays, 12-1. New York (46-27) starts a big four-game series with the Astros tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

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Summer Solstice Celebration  Fri June 21st 6-10pm  The Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year. Activates for the whole family! Free Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC
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Real Estate
• Glendale residents are concerned about a variance request before the BSA that would put a 66-unit supportive housing development on their block.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 23rd 12-2pm  63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family home across from Juniper Park, 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, FDR, fireplace. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 23rd 12-1:30pm  86-03 248th Street, Bellerose – One family corner property with sun room, 3 Brs, 1.5 bath, full finished basement, detached garage. $719,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,320-square-foot single-family home at 92-38 219th Street in Queens Village for $545,000.

Style & Fashion
• Meghan Markle will show off Frogmore Cottage in a photo shoot as guest editor of the September issue of the British edition of Vogue.

• Several Yankee stars hit the catwalk for a fashion show to benefit a nonprofit that helps boost the confidence of kids with cancer.

Events
Maspeth – Noon – Kiwanis Club of Maspeth Scholarship Luncheon. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• Flushing – Noon – CUNY Pridefest. Queens College Dining Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Noon – Astoria – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for completed renovations. Dutch Kills Playground, 36th Ave. & Crescent St.

• Rego Park – 7 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Sailboat Sunset. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

East Elmhurst - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Bayside – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – 80th Anniversary of the Whitestone Bridge author talk with Jason Antos. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

Flushing – 8 to 9:30 p.m. – JFK Regular Democratic Club Meeting. Crystal Wolfe discusses her book Our Invisible Neighbors. Jewish Center, 71-25 Main St.

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June 20th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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